April 12, 2018

University Distinguished Professor named to institute's College of Fellows


Kalpana Katti, University Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering, was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows.

Katti was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for exceptional contributions to biomaterials science with development of engineered nanoclays for biomaterials and contributions towards promotion of women in science.

“It’s gratifying to see the scientific community recognizing the impact of Dr. Katti’s work in the fields of biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering education,” said Michael Kessler, dean of the NDSU College of Engineering. “She’s an incredible example of the world-class faculty in the College of Engineering and NDSU.”

Election to the College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions 

accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education." 

A formal induction ceremony was held during the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., on April 9.  

Katti was inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the institute’s College of Fellows Class of 2018. She is the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s graduate program coordinator.  

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineeringis the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. Its mission is to recognize excellence, advance the public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological innovation. 

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